Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Associate Medical Director provides support for the Correctional Health medical management programs. This includes performing medical necessity reviews, with peer to peer interactions as needed; appeals of adverse determinations; some clinical input and oversight for Care (Disease) Management, Quality Improvement, Credentialing, and Preventive Medicine programs; working with Provider Relations to maintain and improve relationships with the provider community; and, other duties as assigned by the Medical Director Correctional Health or the CMO Correctional Health.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
a) MD or DO Degree and Licensure in the State of Texas, Completion of Residency and Board Certification with preference for the Primary Care Specialties
b) Master's Degree in Public Health, Business Administration or Medical Administration preferred.
c) CCHP within 1 year of hire, CCHP-P within 3 years of hire

Work Experience:
a) Five (5) Years of Experience: Clinical experience

Management Experience:
a) Three (3) Years Management Experience with (1) one year of administrative experience in management of a private or group practice, facility, or other similar administrative experience such as physician reviewer or medical director in a facility Preferably Correctional Health Care setting.

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

a) Familiarity with basic computer business programs: Microsoft Office - Word; Excel
b) Electronic Medical Record: Epic

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical
b) Medical Terms

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible

Other Special Requirements

Equipment Operated: Personal Computer

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